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By Charles Slack

Whilst J. P. Morgan known as a gathering of recent York's monetary leaders after the inventory industry crash of 1907, Hetty eco-friendly was once the one girl within the room. The Guinness publication of worldwide documents memorialized her because the World's maximum Miser, and, certainly, this not likely robber baron -- who parlayed a comfy inheritance right into a fortune that was once worthy approximately 1.6 billion in today's money -- was once frugal to a fault. yet in an age while ladies weren't even allowed to vote, by no means brain main issue themselves with rates of interest, she lived by means of her personal principles.

In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines her lifestyles and legacy, giving us, in the end, a wonderfully "nuanced portrait" (Newsweek)of one of many maximum -- and such a lot eccentric -- financiers in American history.

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98 At the same time as “progress” in the West was being questioned by Pacific internationalists, and “race” was rejected by progressives as a measure of capacity for advancement, the idea of “national culture” as a way of reformulating global civilization remained attractive to many contemporary progressives, including women in the PPWA. In her discussion of pre-World War I British imperial feminist interests in “the Indian Woman,” Antoinette Burton has pointed to the fundamental interconnection between the imperial and the national in feminist articulations of their civilizing mission within the British imperial nation-state.

The maternal theme was at first dominant. Jane Addams would note in her opening address at the first conference that motherhood offered Civilization at the Crossroads 31 a unifying subject on which to found a women’s Pan-Pacific organization. Industrial development across the region was uneven, she argued, and many women in the region retained a closer relationship to family and community life. 6 But a focus on motherhood did not necessarily imply a “woman-centered” approach to maternity or infant health.

Chapter 5 investigates the relationship between handcraft and identity promoted at the 1952 conference and how the cold war affected the ideal of international cooperation in the era of decolonization. At the 1955 conference, held in the Philippines, the association changed its name in response to the growing importance of women from Southeast Asia to its profile and future. In chapter 6 the appearance of the first African American woman at the 1937 conference is compared with the first African American delegate, who in 1955 brought to the fore questions about the relationship of US race relations with the Pan-Pacific cultural internationalist project.

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